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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8


12 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thank you Robert for you quick response. I gather from that Microsoft wants all to look and work the same. Tablets, phones, PC's, Laptops ect. Give a damn what the customer wants. Take it or leave it attitude from Microsoft. I'm in the leave it group like so many others.
You're welcome, Layback Bear, and basically, yeah. They figure they've got the desktop user by the ba**s(theoretically speaking), and so they can do what they want with the operating system, and don't give a damn what the customer wants, like you said. You would think after the flops that were Millennium Edition and Vista, Microsoft would learn to listen to the customer more...but, I guess not.


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12 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

To be fair, Windows ME and Vista were still usable depending on the situation, but Windows 8 meanwhile is a completely different animal from ME/Vista as far as "this crap stinks" goes.

And besides, the lack of a start menu is arguably the smaller issue in severity when you take a look at the closed platform being pushed forward by Metro and Windows Store. Apple App Store anyone?

EDIT: Windows h8. Catchy!
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13 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have replaced Windows 7 with Windows 8 on my netbook simply because it was faster at loading up/shutting down. Now I'm just very annoyed that my resoultion is too small to start anything from the start screen and I have to go to the desktop to start anything, if there's no icon on the desktop, gotta go into program files to find a shortcut.
I might be putting Linux on it soon.
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13 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
One of the real reasons was so that you would constantly have to go to the Metro screen and thus be exposed to the deluge of Live Tile ads that will soon be appearing (if W8 is successful).
That's an interesting point of view.

Anyway I'm running Windows 8 in VMware and thus far I can't say I'm impressed. Like everyone else, the missing start menu is a big negative for a desktop. I'm also not interested in an app store laden OS. On the other hand I suppose if I had a tablet, I might like it.

At this point in time I'm not sure who's going to give first: Consumers who finally buy into 8, or Microsoft who finally realize 8 isn't what consumers want on a desktop. Time, and sales, will tell.
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14 Jan 2013   #15

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

As Apple teaches, looks and ease of use are everything if you want to sell. Win8 is the contrary of that on a desktop.
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14 Jan 2013   #16

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Interesting.

I have never even seen Windows 8.

I built a new computer last Saturday and guess what operating system I installed?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
Hi there

Here you are -- W8 start screen -- to get into the desktop you click the bottom left tile which gives you the identical desktop to Windows 7 but without the ORB or start menu.

It's not too hideous once you get used to it although for some applications it's a bit of a pain.

A lot of people do actually like it -- don't believe half the stats you read on web pages --often people have an ulterior motive for posting stuff down and "rubbishing" other products.

W8 licenses are handled differently -- also with W8 phones coming on stream just now --and the licensing of W8 is different for these devices the "Take up stats" of W8 are rather meaningless - also fewer people need to buy new PC's and W8 tablets haven't yet hit the market big time yet --we shall see what Samsung, HP envy, Lenovo all bring plus of course Ms itself with the surface pro.

Too many people read stuff on the Internet and assume it's 100% Gospel Truth -- Statistics of ANY sort need to be analyzed carefully -- and also understand HOW the data was collected and how relevant it is to the point trying to be made.


Cheers
jimbo


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14 Jan 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Interesting.

I have never even seen Windows 8.

I built a new computer last Saturday and guess what operating system I installed?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
Hi there

Here you are -- W8 start screen -- to get into the desktop you click the bottom left tile which gives you the identical desktop to Windows 7 but without the ORB or start menu.

It's not too hideous once you get used to it although for some applications it's a bit of a pain.

A lot of people do actually like it -- don't believe half the stats you read on web pages --often people have an ulterior motive for posting stuff down and "rubbishing" other products.

W8 licenses are handled differently -- also with W8 phones coming on stream just now --and the licensing of W8 is different for these devices the "Take up stats" of W8 are rather meaningless - also fewer people need to buy new PC's and W8 tablets haven't yet hit the market big time yet --we shall see what Samsung, HP envy, Lenovo all bring plus of course Ms itself with the surface pro.

Too many people read stuff on the Internet and assume it's 100% Gospel Truth -- Statistics of ANY sort need to be analyzed carefully -- and also understand HOW the data was collected and how relevant it is to the point trying to be made.


Cheers
jimbo

Well Jimbo I must tell you I belive what you are saying pretty much to a Degree because I turned my Android into a W8 Interface and to me it is actually pretty cool for the most part and I have options to even Manipulate the color tiles and background

I also have the interface you show above as well sorry if they are kinda blurry


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14 Jan 2013   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Actually, vista's fail is that it is very slow and sluggish compared to xp or 7. windows 8 fail is only touchscreen ui, it's not like a thing that ms couldn't fix very fast. Plus windows 7 is not worse in any aspect compared to win8, and is better in few aspects, so it's only natural, that smart people stay with 7, and for simple people there is no need for anything, they just stay with xp
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14 Jan 2013   #19

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Maybe they didn't want to alter the old adage: "Windows systems are like Star Trek Movies...every other one is bad."

Seriously though, you have to wonder, why not offer a desktop version & a touchpad version? Would it have been that hard to do that?
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14 Jan 2013   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Seriously though, you have to wonder, why not offer a desktop version & a touchpad version? Would it have been that hard to do that?
Yeah... money. However I do agree with you.

Anyway to be honest, we know people will complain about anything so that's nothing new. However when I see PC enthusiasts like me, uninspired by the "new" OS. I think that's saying a lot. As I've said before, 8 is the only OS I've failed to beta test or even have on one Pc on release day. And I've been playing with Windows since Windows 95's release.

That said, I do have a copy I'm running through WMware right now, and will probably purchase a copy at the 39.99 price (my copy I have now is offered through my school). Do I want to pay 179 for a copy no! And this is coming from a person who paid 219 for 7 Ultimate.

Like I said, time will tell where the OS sits or finishes up, but I'm not betting on 8.
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